Saturday, April 1, 2017

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Victorian Holiday Destination -Part Two

Leaving Ulladulla was a relief and we had heard  that the weather in Victoria itself was lovely, nice autumn days , and no rain. So with great expectation we headed off, to Orbost .

 Stopping at Canne River for lunch on the way, watching the convoy of caravan and boat traffic flowing through, probably due to a $45,000 fishing competition at Eden.

Orbost Caravan Park

As promised Orbost was lovely and sunny, the maple trees just turning to a lovely yellow and the air smelt, divine. We sat in the shade and I did a bit of embroidery, it was heaven.

Enjoying the Sun

That night it started raining, and the locals loved it. So packing up wet things again we set off once more. First stop was for morning tea at Nowa Nowa at the Stoney Creek wooden trestle bridge, the longest in the southern hemisphere.
This bridge is 4km into the bush. Very quiet and peaceful.

Stoney Creek Trestle Bridge

The next stop was Lakes Entrance, overlooking the inlet.

Lakes Entrance Inlet

Kilmany Pier

Finally we came to the Latrobe Valley, popped into the Bairnsdale Catholic Church.

This is beautifully painted all over by Francesco Floreani, who came to Australia in 1928 and painted the church in 1931. One of the church volunteers gave us a tour and interesting history of the church and the painter. Well worth visiting,  was an unbelievable find.

Church Alter
Part of the Ceiling

So off to my brothers we went. Raining all the way.

 Till next time.


2 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely spot you had in Orbost and am happy to hear you've had some good weather too.

    I remember going to Lakes Entance when our daughter was just a baby and our son a toddler, very long time ago now. I remember all of the lovely walks we did.

    Enjoy the time with your brother.

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  2. Yes it should be good, we don't see my brother very often.

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